A mom said her adrenaline immediately kicked in when she feared the people at her front door were going to kidnap her child.
According to WNEP, Jessi McCombs was at her Washington home Monday morning when two strangers appeared at her front door claiming to be with Child Protective Services.
The alleged agents reportedly “demanded” that McCombs hand over her 4-year-old son, Liam. As McCombs told WNEP, the man and woman standing at her door had detailed information about her family.
“She was there about my son’s injuries and they were there to take my son into custody. My son doesn’t have any injuries, so I was really confused and thought for sure she had the wrong house until she told me his name and birthday, she knew my name.”
But when she asked to see their credentials, they refused to show her. McCombs says that’s when her instincts and adrenaline kicked in:
“Anxiety and adrenaline just pretty much took over and I just pretty much wanted to get my son somewhere safe. I just don’t want somebody else to end up in a situation like that or worse.”
Eventually, after some back and forth, the man and woman left. From there, McCombs took her son to day care and then notified the Marysville Police.
McCombs said she wasn’t the only person to see the strangers lurking in the neighborhood that day, so did one of her neighbors. A spokesperson for the Marysville Police Department, Mark Thomas told WNEP that the investigation is still ongoing, and they are still working to identify the man and woman who knocked on McCombs door.
However, Thomas also said that it’s important for parents to know that CPS will always have on-duty police officers with them when conducting house visits to remove a child. He said Marysville Police Department was never contacted about a case regarding McCombs and her family.